Tornado Warning issued April 15 at 1:53AM EDT until April 15 at 2:45AM EDT by NWS Wakefield VA

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a tornado warning for Middlesex, VA; Essex, VA; King and Queen, VA; King William, VA starting on 2019/04/14 22:53. This event has already been observed and the event is categorized as ‘extreme.’

The best action to take according to NWS is to take shelter during this event. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Please report severe weather by calling 757-899-2415, posting to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.

Map showing affected area for tornado warning
Map of affected area for tornado warning

Read the full alert from NWS

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a

  • Tornado Warning for:
    Central King and Queen County in east central Virginia
    Northwestern Middlesex County in eastern Virginia
    Southeastern King William County in east central Virginia
    Southeastern Essex County in east central Virginia
  • Until 245 AM EDT.
  • At 152 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
    was located near King And Queen Court House, moving northeast at 50

    HAZARD Tornado.

    SOURCE Radar indicated rotation.

    IMPACT Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
    shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
    Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
    damage is likely.

  • This dangerous storm will be near:
    Little Plymouth around 200 AM EDT.
    Center Cross, Dunnsville and Jamaica around 210 AM EDT.

    Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
    Howertons, Laneview, Nesting, Bowlers Wharf, Upright, Ino,
    Dragonville, Montague, Rose Garden and Crouch.